A Litmus Test for Holiness

A Litmus Test for Holiness

I am intrigued by litmus tests. Consider the many definitions of the term, litmus test:

  • A common chemical pH test that indicates whether a solution is acid or alkaline: red indicates an acid solution; blue indicates an alkaline solution.
  • Any kind of social indicator used to classify someone either favorably or unfavorably.
  • In politics, a question asked of a political candidate, the answer to which determines support or opposition.
  • A crucial or revealing test in which there is one decisive factor.
  • A test that produces a decisive result by measuring a single indicator.

I’d like to find the one thing, the one characteristic, the one reality, the one indicator, the one revealing factor that tells me I am in the presence of a holy person.

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